We Shine Brighter Together at RTR…

Combining over 110 years of Reform Judaism in Rockland County, Temple Beth El (Spring Valley) and Temple Beth Torah (Nyack) merged to create an even brighter entity, The Reform Temple of Rockland (RTR). Everyone comes together here – interfaith couples, LGBTQ families, the young and the not-so-young – to create our warm Jewish community. Our Worship is enriched with a love of music, filled with our gifted Cantor’s voice, our choir, and our Chai Life Rock Shabbat band. Toe tapping and hand clapping are encouraged! See for yourself why so many find our family-friendly Friday night services or educational programming so inspiring, or why our B’nei Mitzvah are just beginning their journeys, not ending them. Each of us is a Jewish light but together, we all shine brighter. Don’t wait for a holiday to drop by. Our caring clergy and congregation look forward to meeting you!

Featured Events

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From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Nationalism Unhinged: Jewish Insight and Wisdom

Nationalism Unhinged: Jewish Insight and Wisdom kbkaput January 19, 2021

In Hebrew, two terms describe two different aspects of nationalism. Leumiut directly translates to “nationalism"; leumanut carries a jingoistic, chauvinistic, supremacist, and extremist brand of nationalism.

Owning Our Racial Equity Work Ahead: Three Things We Must Do

Owning Our Racial Equity Work Ahead: Three Things We Must Do kbkaput January 14, 2021

In the video “Owning Our Racial Equity Work Ahead,” Yolanda Savage-Narva, the Union for Reform Judaism’s director of Racial, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI), calls on each of us in the Jewish community to do three things.

Why Judaism Puts Faith in the Counsel of Scientists

Why Judaism Puts Faith in the Counsel of Scientists kbkaput January 14, 2021

Jewish tradition comes down decidedly on the side of science. One of the primary values in Jewish legal thought: Pikuach nefesh, saving a life, overrides almost every other religious mitzvah.

Justice, Justice Shall We Pursue: Resources for Action after the Capitol Insurrection

Justice, Justice Shall We Pursue: Resources for Action after the Capitol Insurrection kbkaput January 13, 2021

The Union for Reform Judaism shares resources for use in congregations and Jewish communities, as well as by families and individual, in our shared pursuit of justice.